Chi Phat

Located in Koh Kong province to the southwest of Cambodia, Chi Phat is one of the country’s first community-based ecotourism (CBET) and Southeast Asia’s largest rainforest. The main earns of living of people residing in the area are from fishing, agriculture, and tourism. The CBET project has helped local people a lot in improving their living conditions instead of hunting wild animals in the Cardamom Mountains as in the past.

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With spectacular mountains, numerous species of mangroves, and many cultural sites, Chi Phat not only attracts domestic but also international tourists. One of the most typical features of a trip to Chi Phat is the lovely boat ride along the Stung Proat River which offers the chance to observe silver langurs, greater hornbills, and other forest creatures. For adventurous travelers, you can rent your own kayak to discover the waterway while floating down the river at your own pace or participate in the long trekking deep into the jungle to see exotic wildlife in their natural habitats. If your time is limited and you wish to find something more relaxed, taking the village tour to see bat caves and beautiful water is a wise choice. Additionally, tourists can soak up in the river, ride a bike, play volleyball with villagers, prepare for the overnight camping under the stars, and try the adrenalized canopy walks in the rainforest.

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To get to Chi Phat, you can use a private car starting from Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, and Koh Kong. Upon arrival at Andong Teuk village, you board a boat to enjoy the scenic trip to reach the site.
 
Climate, the best time to visit
Chi Phat has a tropical climate with the dry season from November to April and the wet season covers from May to October. The temperature is 30°C to 33°C on average. The best time to visit Chi Phat is during the dry season with pleasant weather for both boat trips and outdoor activities.

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